The media have been previewing Brentford's Sky Bet Championship Play-Off Semi-Final against Swansea City. The Bees finished third in the Championship, their highest finish since 1947, and will take on Swansea over two legs for a place in the Play-Off Final against Fulham or Cardiff City. Swansea reached the Play-Offs with a remarkable 4-1 last day win at Reading while Nottingham Forest, who started the day in fifth, lost 4-1 to Stoke City.
As part of their preview of the tie, the EFL spoke to former Brentford player Chris Karama. Chris, now a Sky Sports pundit, was our first ever black player and spent three years at Griffin Park, which included a game at Wembley in the 1985 Freight Rover Trophy Final. The Bees lost to Wigan that day but Chris speaks fondly of his time at Brentford in the interview, which can be seen below.
On Thursday, in the aftermath of the defeat to Barnsley that left The Bees third in the table, Ollie Watkins spoke to TalkSPORT. The striker, who ended the season with 25 league goals, reflected on the season and looked ahead to the Play-Offs with the EFL's radio broadcast partner. Speaking to Natalie Sawyer and Jim White, Ollie vowed that the Brentford players would be ready for Swansea.
"I'm a bit drained and it's a little bit hard to be positive." 😫— talkSPORT (@talkSPORT) July 23, 2020
"The boys are proud of what we've achieved, but we've still got more to offer." ✅
"We've got to pick ourselves up."@BrentfordFC's Ollie Watkins reflects on a difficult night for the club. 🐝 pic.twitter.com/TrL0kKw1cn
A write-up of the interview with Ollie can be seen here. Meanwhile, Brentford's progress has been attracting the attention of ESPN. One of the world's best-known sports media outlets took a closer look at the Club. Read that here.